Dionysus against the Crucified

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A patient with chronic pain will develop behaviours around that pain that, to the outside observer, may appear to have no sense, logical sequence, or recognisable pattern, however, to the internal view of the sufferer, these ritualistic patterns make perfect sense, even though, conscious of the abnormal appearance to the outside eye, may not be taken as far as is desired in the quest for relief - fear of exposure results in their failure to fully thrive. So it is with the anxiety, with mental pain. It presents the sufferer as a curiosity. A somewhat non-sensical character, in a battle to avoid using too many techniques to subdue the anxious thoughts, for fear of transparency- extract from Mifune's Diary